Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course examines concepts and theories from educational, social and developmental psychology as they pertain to learning. The course provides opportunities for pre-service teachers to develop knowledge and understanding of learners and the process of learning, and their implications for educational planning and practice.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018

Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

  • Semester 2 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand typical developmental trends and well-being of students as they move though all educational settings

2. Understand individual differences

3. Understand current theories of learning

4. Understand the social processes of learning

5. Apply developmental and learning theories in teaching practices and assessment


The course focuses on key issues associated with child and adolescent development and learning theory. Typically, the developmental component of the course will cover all developmental domains such as cognitive, emotional, social, personal, moral and physical development. The learning theory component of the course typically addresses areas such as individual differences in the cognitive, metacognitive and affective domains as well as assessment of and for learning.


This course replaces EDUC1003. If you have successfully completed EDUC1003 you cannot enrol in this course.

Assessment items

In Term Test: In Class Tests

Presentation: Group Presentation

Written Assignment: Essay

Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and Port Macquarie Nth Coast Inst

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 13 Weeks